How a national security law is leading to secret trials in Australia


Last week, in a courthouse in Canberra, reporters were handed a statement by the defendant as they walked out the door. It simply read “I am unable to say much and you are unable to report much, this is the state of our now fragile democracy”.

In this episode of Full Story, reporter Christopher Knaus explains how this trial came about, and the law that’s allowed this story to be shrouded in secrecy.

Read the latest on Bernard Collaery’s case you can read Christopher Knaus’ article here, plus the Ben Roberts-Smith defamation case, and a longread about Witness K and the ‘outrageous’ spy scandal that failed to shame Australia.

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